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G-banded karotype and ideogram for the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale (Eubalanea glacialis)

Journal of Heredity

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DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esj033

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Abstract

Published cytogenetic data for extant cetacean species remain incomplete. In a review of the literature, we found karyotypic information for 6 of the 13 tentatively recognized species of the suborder Mysticeti (baleen whales). Among those yet to be described is the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis). Herein, we describe and propose a first-generation G-banded karyotype and ideogram for this species (2n = 42), obtained from peripheral blood chromosome preparations from a stranded male calf. This information may prove useful for future genetic mapping projects and for interspecific and intraspecific genomic comparisons by techniques such as zoo-FISH.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
G-banded karotype and ideogram for the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale (Eubalanea glacialis)
Series title:
Journal of Heredity
DOI:
10.1093/jhered/esj033
Volume:
97
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oxford Journals
Contributing office(s):
Southeast Ecological Science Center
Description:
4 p.
First page:
303
Last page:
306
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N